Hampshire College in Amherst

Amherst, MA

Hampshire College offers 192-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 67%. 40.1% are women, and 59.9% are men. 6% percents of international students. Hampshire College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Hampshire College is 31301$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $49565 and $62015 per year. 70% of full-time Hampshire College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $33,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Hampshire College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$31,301
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Hampshire College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,684
$30,001 - $48,000$22,476
$48,001 - $75,000$27,864
$75,001 - $110,000$31,158
$110,001+$40,110

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8110

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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1194 of Hampshire College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 87 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Hampshire College number 38 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Hampshire College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$33,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

10%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Hampshire College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of other national athletic association not listed above

Graduation Rate

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70%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Hampshire College graduation rate is above the national average.

70% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Hampshire College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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67%

In comparison to National Average

Hampshire College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.

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67%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so Hampshire College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 3% only.

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67%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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19%

Total

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19%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

81%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Hampshire College full-time retention rate is 81% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Hampshire College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

83
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6%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Hampshire College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Hampshire College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE

The campus located by 893 West St address in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Hampshire College with 2.53% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Hampshire College offers 192 programs in total: 192 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Hampshire College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1388 students with 41630 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Hampshire College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Hampshire was overall a mixed bag for me. The school isn't for everyone, BUT, you can get a solid education there and the school is INCREDIBLE for creative students. The Professors are definitely accomplished and could be teaching at Ivies, but they choose Hampshire because of its pedagogical structure and it's unique approach to undergraduate higher education.The five college consortium is one of the BEST things about Hampshire overall, since the five combined campuses provide unparalleled resources and programming that you can't find outside of a major urban area in an undergraduate institution. I took classes off-campus starting in the Spring semester of my first year (@UMass), and it was the best way to utilize the consortium. ONLY taking classes at Hampshire alone is a big mistake.Getting off-campus (leaving the "Camp Hamp bubble") and taking classes at the other schools, attending cultural events, using the other libraries and collaborating and socializing with students at the other campuses are the BEST aspects of the consortium.I made Hampshire work for me, but it's not a place that will work for everyone. Coming from a big, competitive (but also alternative and creative) public NYC high school (I attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn). After I graduated from high school, I realized I was ready for a small, more rural liberal arts college experience. All of my top college choices were small liberal arts colleges similar to Hampshire, (like Bennington, Bard, Skidmore, Reed, Antioch and Marlboro). I also chose Hampshire over more urban and more well known schools (Emerson, Sarah Lawrence, NYU, RISD, Yale, UC Berkeley, Hunter & SUNY Purchase). In fact, I'm pretty sure I was the first student from my high school to go to Hampshire, although I knew someone from my high school's sister school (John Dewey High School; also in Brooklyn) who went to Hampshire at the same time I did.We were both were doing radically different things academically, which is what makes Hampshire so vital and dynamic as an educational institution, not to mention makes it interesting because everyone is doing their own thing academically. The campus buildings while although NOT "traditionally Ivy-covered Georgian style New England college buildings" are not completely terrible, and the facilities are certainly on par with many other colleges it's size. In fact, I would say Hampshire has above-average facilities for creative concentrations like Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Film/Video & Photography and decent facilities for Theater (although a dedicated performing arts center with a larger performance space(s); in addition to the black box EDH theaters), was something I was constantly telling the College President that we needed to build. The Studio and the Mainstage theaters weren't sufficient enough with all the theater students that needed to use them. I still enjoyed Hampshire's theater program overall, and the thing that was the best about it, is that the entire season is all directed and produced and designed by students, with faculty only occasionally directing a show. The other schools in the consortium also have quite dynamic performing arts programs as well, with UMass having spectacular world-class facilities at the Fine Arts Center.If you want that more "traditional New England college campus" feel, Amherst, Smith & Mt. Holyoke are just down the road. In fact, Hampshire's facilities were more than adequate for me to study Theater & Film and to do my own original work. I studied abroad in London & Costa Rica, and augmented my on-campus work with work in NYC and out on the West Coast. Hampshire can really work for you IF you are a VERY self-directed , self-motivated and focused student, otherwise go elsewhere before you waste a LOT of $$$$. You'll know after your first year if you'll stay or not. If you get Div I done, you are more likely to stay at Hampshire once you file your Div II. You'll know once you're through either your first semester or first year if the place is or isn't for you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Almost every 1 star rating is someone angry about the flag deal. Nice school, beautiful campus. The entrepreneurship, cognitive science, AI, and game design departments are to die for, Especially considering the acceptance rate of the school. A student sense of entitlement comes with the territory of any expensive college. There is a large PC culture on campus though, that leaves many students feeling excluded and persecuted, and apparently gives the school a hilariously bad name amongst adamant patriots.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is the best college to go to if you are self directed and passionate about learning.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

You know it’s doing something right when the alt right feels the need to review bomb it.Like all liberal arts colleges with high tuitions, it has its share of snobs, but it also has lower income people with financial aid to be there, including grants and scholarships as opposed to loans.Great academics. Abundant resources for research and learning. Many well regarded professors, passionate about their subjects and about the non-traditional approach to pedagogy and inquiry. Many of professors have prestigious degrees and publishing records that could probably land them jobs at Ivy Leagues and the like, but they chose Hampshire because of its values.Beautiful area even if some of the buildings get ripped on for not being up to people’s aesthetic standards (yawn).Last I knew, the mattresses suck. Bring your own or a mattress pad. Wish there were more late night food options for the night owls.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One the few places I feel 'at home'.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 893 West St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +4135494600

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: hampshire.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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